The works of this project -pioneer in Chile- began in July and contemplate the production of post-smolt of Atlantic salmon of 300 grams (g) and that could reach 500 g in future stages.
Billund Aquaculture, a company specialized in the development of aquaculture recirculation systems (RAS), announced the agreement reached with the Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Austral for the design and construction of a post smolt RAS fish farm in the sector Llaquepe, on the southern bank of the Reloncaví estuary, Los Lagos region.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit yesterday declared federal Commerce Department regulations that would have allowed, for the first time, large-scale industrial offshore aquaculture operations in United States federal waters, to be illegal. The Court of Appeals upheld a 2018 Federal District Court decision that removes those regulations. The Trump Administration appealed the lower court decision and recently reiterated the Administration's commitment to develop commercial offshore aquaculture in federal waters. The 5th Circuit heard the case in January 2020.
The ‘Center for Food Safety’ filed the case in 2016 on behalf of a coalition of fishing and environmental organizations, shortly after the Department of Commerce issued regulations allowing industrial aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, as the test region.
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Coho salmon farmers in Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture have a hard time making money when forced to go head-to-head with lower-priced imports from Chile.
To escape the price-taker role in a commodity market, a plan formulated by the Miyagi Fisheries Cooperative, the “Miyagi Prefecture coho salmon aquaculture reconstruction project,” promotes a focus on fresh products for the sushi/sashimi market to differentiate from frozen products from Chile. The prefectural fishery cooperative established the Miyagi Coho Salmon Promotion Association, based in Ishinomaki City, and registered a geographical indication for their brand “Miyagi Salmon” in 2017.
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The ASC has published its first monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report, “Positive impact”, demonstrating for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including improvements in the environmental performance of salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile, and shrimp farms in Vietnam.
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Placed fish in international markets worth 736.4 million euros
Despite the complicated global context given the impact of COVID-19 on the markets, Norway resists. In July, it managed to maintain the value of exports at the same levels as in the same month last year, which totaled SEK 7.9 billion (approximately € 736.4 million), reports the Norwegian Seafood Council in your monthly balance. The accumulated annual remains positive, although it is limited to a growth of 3% in value. So far this year, Norway has exported fish and shellfish worth SEK 60.8 billion (€ 5667.9 million).
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Trout farmer and processor Roger Hofseth does not see the need for emergency measures for trout.
On Monday, it was announced that the Norwegian seafood association Sjømatbedriftene, by chief executive Robert Eriksson, are asking the Minister of Fisheries for help against what is feared to be a market collapse for trout. In a letter to Minister of Fisheries Emil Ingebrigtsen, Eriksson proposed a 20 per-cent increase in the maximum allowed biomass (MAB).
“I simply fear that the market balance will be destroyed if nothing is done,” Eriksson told SalmonBusiness.
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The governments of the five largest shrimp producing nations have been urged to take increased and immediate action to address the continued outbreak and emergence of new diseases in shrimp farms.
More than 25 major retailers and seafood companies and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have signed the letter, which was sent to the governments of China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
“Governments need to take action now to stop disease outbreaks in shrimp farms,” said Anton Immink, aquaculture director at SFP. “Disease disrupts the reliability of supply chains, threatens seafood sustainability and jobs, and continually costs the industry billions of dollars each year.”
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Just six week after completing its epic 15,000 mile voyage from China to Norway, the first salmon has been released into HavFarm1, the giant Nordlaks fish farming platform.
Nordlaks said preparations for receiving the fish had gone according to plan. Spokesman Captain André Grøtta said:
‘Until now, it has been a hectic period with a lot of personnel on board preparing for completion. We have given priority to getting the fish in, and we are on track to finish the release by September’.
The salmon that has so far been released into HavFarm1, also called Jostein Albert after a former Nordlaks chairman, were moved from 100 metre cages at a nursery at Grøtøya and weigh an average of two kilos.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Organisers of the 2020 Navalia exhibition, which had already been postponed to a new October slot from its original date in the spring, have announced that this year’s event will not be taking place.
‘Despite every effort and the support shown throughout by the industry and by our exhibitors, we regret that we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel Navalia 2020,’ a spokesman for the Navalia Executive Committee commented.
‘The general uncertainty caused by continuous outbreaks of the virus at a global level and the difficulties related to worldwide travel, with border closures, travel restrictions, localised lockdowns and flight cancellations, means that we have had to take this sad decision.
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The general manager explained that the funds obtained will be used to strengthen the company's equity base and cash, which has been used to finance approximately 50% of the investments of US $ 250 million already made by the controller and its subsidiaries, Salmones Blumar SA and BluRiver SpA, for the past two years.
Yesterday, Monday, August 3, the aquaculture-fishery Blumar S.A. confirmed that starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 20, the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders will be held. This, in the company's offices located at 181 Magdalena street, 1301 south office, Las Condes commune, Santiago province, Metropolitan region.